Phosphagen in Echinoid Muscle and in Electrical Tissue

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IT has been shown1, 2 that the electrical organs of Torpedo contain phosphagen, thus adding another to the series of resemblances already known to exist between electrical and muscular tissue. The possibility that both tissues may make use of the same or similar chemical mechanisms led us to study the electrical cells of Torpedo from the point of view of the interrelationships of certain of the phosphorylated compounds believed to be concerned in muscle chemistry.

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